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2 Houses Caught Fire in Tijuana Near U.S-Mexico Border: CBP

The fire was located in Canon Zapata, near the U.S-Mexico border by Otay Mesa and San Ysidro

Crews extinguished a fire that damaged two houses in Tijuana, near the U.S.-Mexico border, Wednesday afternoon, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The fire broke out in the Canon Zapata area of Tijuana, close to Otay Mesa and San Ysidro and to the south of Pacific Gateway Park, sending thick smoke into the air. The fire started just before noon, the Tijuana Fire Department said.

Two people lived in one of the homes that caught fire. The residents weren't there at the time of the fire. The other house damaged in the fire was abandoned.

Tijuana fire crews battled the flames and were able to put the fire out within 15 minutes, according to the department.

Social workers are currently trying to find a place for the two residents whose home was damaged, said Tijuana Fire Department officials.

There were no injuries, and the scene was cleared.

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